The Northern Flicker is a native species that spend all year in Lethbridge. It has a distinct call and a beautiful, alluring look that most would recognize hearing or seeing, even if they don’t know what it is. This bird is a hole-dwelling species, sometimes using holes not intended for its specific usage. It is an activator of livable spaces, adapting to whatever scenarios are presented. This mural creates poignancy for this downtown space, examining who else lives in this space? The hope is to create recognition and a step towards educating people about those persons who know the space, as a shelter.
This was a pilot project with Public Art Lethbridge and the Heart of our City.